Trump doesn't even know our form of government; it's not "democracy"

In a tweet today, Donald Trump said [1]:

Peaceful protests are a hallmark of our democracy. Even if I don't always agree, I recognize the rights of people to express their views.

That followed by an hour or so this earlier tweet [2]:

Watched protests yesterday but was under the impression that we just had an election! Why didn't these people vote? Celebs hurt cause badly.

Trump is right about celebs: they continually in effect helped him (and they couldn't figure it out and change). He's, as usual, wrong about the rest. Most of those at the Womens March (the protests he's referring to) probably voted. It's hard to imagine them traveling long distances to march but not having gone short distances to vote. He seems to be under the impression that when he won that meant everyone would welcome his win with open arms.

That's important, but even more important is that Trump isn't clear on the fundamentals of how our government is structured. We have a representative democracy and a republic, not a direct democracy.

It's important to make the distinction and to not shorten "representative democracy" to just "democracy" because it feeds into the perception that the majority should directly decide policy. A "democracy" is what Occupy Wall Street and others on the far-left want. Under a democracy, Trump would have lost.

Images of the tweets below.
[1] twitter . com/realDonaldTrump/status/823174199036542980
[2] twitter . com/realDonaldTrump/status/823150055418920960